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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    I just got back in the door after picking up another swarm. It was a small swarm on the seat of a riding mower. The owner said that the bees landed on his leg while he was cutting grass. He said he...
  2. Thread: Swarms

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    Re: Swarms

    I got caught once without my bees stuff. I was out when I got the call. By the time I got home and then to were the swarm was, them had left. Now I don't go any where with out my swarm gear. I have a...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    I am in Troy, Missouri and have picked up swarms on the following dates:

    29 May 2010 - Medium
    5 May 2010 - Large
    10 May 2010 - Very Large
    18 May 2010 - Large
    18 May 2010 - small

    I have been...
  4. Thread: Virgins!

    by Woodman_63379
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    Re: Virgins!

    When a colony gets ready to swarm, they will stop feeding the queen so she loses weight. The queen must be lighter so she can fly. That is why a swarming queen will be smaller than a laying queen....
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    Re: how to stop Elk Damage???

    I had problems with deer rubbing on my fruit trees. An older gentlemen that I know, told me to take plug-chewing tobacco and soak it in a gallon of water for a couple of days. If you use a one gallon...
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    Re: Car tyre as hive stand?

    I am going to make a small addition to my tire-stands. I have talked to several people who have had hive blown over by the wind. So, I am going to add eye-bolts on two sides in the concert so I can...
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    Re: Car tyre as hive stand?

    here is a photo of what I was talking about using a half tire.
    http://www.miarmada.com/b42.jpg
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    Re: Car tyre as hive stand?

    I use 16” tires, but I cut them in half. I place them with the smaller hole (the part that would fit around the rim) down on the ground. I level them and then fill them with concert. I find two 80 lb...
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    Re: good site

    What type of bees do you have?
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    Re: Pollen for Meg-a-Bee

    I started using it last year. The Bee seem to love it when there is no pollen or during long periods of bad weather when they can not get out much. However, when there is plenty of pollen and the...
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    Re: Dark comb

    I carry a small digital camera with me anytime I check my bees. That way if I see something different or neat I can take a picture. The saying that "A picture is worth a 1000 words" is so true with...
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    Re: Newer Beek from Mo

    I almost forgot. Another site that has some good info is:

    http://www.honeybeesonline.com/

    I have not purchased anything from their website, but they have some very good info. It is brooken down...
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    Re: Newer Beek from Mo

    EMBA has a pretty good forum that I think is free. They charge like $10 for individual membership or $15 for family. Three River’s membership is free, but their website is under construction. Three...
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    Re: Newer Beek from Mo

    check out:

    http://www.easternmobeekeepers.com/

    and

    http://www.threeriversbeekeepers.com/
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    Re: Signs of Life!

    I guess I should have said that the bees are located in Troy, Missouri. Went back at 3:00 pm and they were still out flying around.
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    Signs of Life!

    11:30 am today - 48 degrees - The Bees Were OUT! Even though I could hear them inside, makes me feel better seeing them!

    http://www.miarmada.com/14Jan2010.jpg
  17. Re: Anyone using Stethoscopes to listen to bees?

    I am in Missouri and just came out of 10 days of weather that was in the teens & single digits. Today as well as several times during the cold weather I placed my ear against the hive to listen for...
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    Re: Number of Hives

    1. How many hives did you start out with (first year) 1 nuc?
    2. How many hives do you currently maintain 1?
    3. The maximum number of hives you hope to keep 200?
    4. How long have you been a...
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    Re: Russian Honey bees

    I am new to this beekeeping stuff. I Got my Russians in July 09. I started with a NUC. They built up fast and were easy to handle. I have been able to find the queen almost every time I get into the...
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    Re: "Trapping" Bees

    The three swarms that I had show up landed in two oak trees that were close to each other. each time they were like 30 feet or more up in the trees. So, I used one of my hanging deer-stands as a...
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    Re: "Trapping" Bees

    I tried this fall. I had three swarms come to my property near my bee hives. I used some bee lures that I got from a suppler. Didn't seem to work. I was told by another bee keeper that has bee doing...
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